Disk drive I/O address conflicts

  tallboy 21:57 06 Dec 07

Until yesterday my Windows XP system was working fine - with two hard drives, a CD drive and a DVD drive. Whilst trying to burn a CD on the DVD drive, I got the 'blue screen of death' and on re-starting, found that the DVD drive did not work.

On checking the Device Manager, I found that both the Primary & Secondary IDE channels have address conflicts with the SCSI channels, which control the hard drives. The Conflicting Device List for both the Primary & Secondary channels indicate that I/O range they are trying to use are being used by the SCSI/RAID controllers. Also the Interrupt Request is the same as used by the SCSI Host Contoller. In both cases I get the message 'This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use. (Code 12)'

I tried following the Microsoft Help guide to change the addressing, but in the Resources tab for the Primary IDE Channel, the 'Use automatic settings' and 'Change Settings' are greyed out - so I can't change the addressing from there.

Is there another way to resolve this conflict? Any ideas would be most welcome.

Thanks, tallboy

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